Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Gait Adaptations In Youth With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Kuntze G, Nesbitt C, Nettel-Aguirre A, Scholz R, Brooks J, Twilt M, Toomey C, Mosher D, Ronsky JL, Benseler S, Emery CA

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) May 2019

What participated in this study?

30 participants with JIA and 30 typically developing participants matched on age and sex

When did this study occur?

Testing occurred between July 2016 and January 2018

Why did we do this research?

To examine differences in gait kinematics during fixed speed treadmill walking

What did we find?

Low disease activity, pain, and disability scores were seen by youth with JIA. They also walked with greater initial hip flexion and lower knee extension. During terminal stance, they displayed lower hip extension.